Discord fucking sucks. Is it too much to ask to have a functional client on Linux? It crashes repeatedly when joining a call. Deleted my Discord account out of disgust.

That was the shortest experiment ever.

P.S. "works for me" is basically the online equivalent of giving someone the finger so... idc.

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Telegram got this right. Telegram! Fucks sake.

And no "use the web client" isn't an option as I have too much bg noise here and I need ptt, which btw, doesn't work properly in the web client unless it has focus.

I'm not sure what I expected from a service that billed itself as "chat for gamers" until they had to add an air of respectability to it. "A functional client for Linux that doesn't cause you to join and drop out of a call repeatedly" is probably not even on the list.

Yeah that's the best part, it then restarts itself after it crashes, and being intelligent, decides "okay let's rejoin the call, the thing that just crashed your shit." You can imagine how people in the chat like that.

Given the Discord client is a mystery meat blob of Electron, I'm not going to waste my time on debugging a basic thing that shouldn't be broken in the first place. I'm sure it's a permissions problem, but fuck if I'm running any electron app as fucking root to find out.

Nobody I care about uses discord anyway, or I have other means to communicate. So whatever.

@Elizafox electron is amazing well-written software with no flaws at all

Valve's glorified package manager slash AIM clone somehow manages to: ① keep my screen active even when i force-dpms-off it (known bug, unfixed for over 3 years) ② have audio crackling on *every notification sound* ③ break the OS's standard IME on text boxes

@flussence @Elizafox wait, the audio crackling wasn't due to my VM software when I was testing Steam on Linux?

@Elizafox I think the fact that Linux users *still* can't stream with audio years later makes it obvious they don't care even the slightest

Hell I remember one of the updates completely broke the debian package they force you to download on update, just making the entire thing unusable for a bit

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